The Field Trips Program
Thank you for your interest in the BMSC field trip program! Our educational program has been operating since 1975. We host field trips here in Bamfield for k-12 students, undergraduate students, and for anyone who is interested in bringing a group to our campus. Our program aims to give students hands on experience and an introduction to the marine sciences. Our activities provide learning opportunities on the water, in BMSC’s labs, and on the beautiful beaches and coast line which surround Bamfield. The experiences provided at BMSC by our Education Team have touched the lives of thousands of visitors every year, inspiring many young students to become marine scientists. Additionally, all of our programs are developed to support the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the BC Ministry of Education’s Integrated Resource Packages.
Now that you know who we are, how do you get your class here?
Bookings operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, and will allow you to submit requests for trip packages with pre-set and firm dates. Unfortunately, package dates are not flexible.
There are three field trip packages available: 2-night, 3-night, and 4-night stays. These packages have set rates for 12, 24, 36, or 48 individuals (this includes students and chaperones). We encourage groups to fill all spots in a package, even if this means opening up extra spots to students in other grades. For the 2022/2023 season, we are unable to accommodate groups with more than 48 individuals.
The BMSC adheres to current BC Health Authority Guidelines and guests are encouraged to follow these closely when planning your trip. Our safety plan and Hazard Assessment Control Program for Covid-19 is available upon request. Visitors should be aware that Bamfield is located in a remote community, albeit with a 911 first-responder service, and the Bamfield Health Centre is ready to assist in the event of a medical emergency.
Can’t come to Bamfield? We now provide remote learning opportunities!
We’ve adapted some of our activities to be broadcasted live to your classroom. Let us know how we can provide on line programming to meet your curricular needs.